Sculpture, Original Works of Art & Limited Edition Prints 

Panthera Leo - Original

by Odile Kidd



  • Original, Charcoal on Paper
  • Signed Odile Kidd
  • Image, 57.0cm x 57.0cm approximately
  • Framed, 88.0cm x 87.0cm approximately

This stunning original drawing by Odile Kidd is framed in a hand finished frame.  Supplied with a certificate of authenticity.


Hand finished frames give a unique character to an original painting as an almost infinite combination of profiles, finishes and colours are possible.

Standard framing involves cutting and joining pre-finished mouldings to make the frame.

Hand finished framing requires a skilled craftsman who will first select a suitable frame profile which is cut and joined to make a bare wood frame.  The frame is then finished using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.  Depending on the finish chosen a frame may take many days to complete as component layers are built up to achieve the desired result. 

The result is a completely bespoke frame made to uniquely complement the original painting.  To this end, no two hand finished frames are ever exactly the same.

For 'Panthera Leo' we have chosen an off-white mount and a 6.5cm wide distressed frame in a neutral colour. The framed original is glazed with a high quality reduced reflection glass called ARTglass and is strung ready to hang.


Standard picture framing glass is called float glass. This glass is used by the majority of picture framers and is perfectly acceptable for use when framing most limited edition prints but it does cause reflection and impurities in the glass cause the framed image to appear duller than intended.

To overcome these compromises we have fitted 'Panthera Leo' with ARTglass which is designed to reduce reflection and improve clarity.

Unlike 'non-reflective' glass which is etched to reduce reflection but has a cloudy appearance as a result, ARTglass is coated with a high-tech film, reducing reflection whilst adding clarity.
The example shown here is an actual scan of a print framed with ARTglass in the left half of the frame and standard glass in the right half. This scan has not been altered or enhanced in any way and clearly shows how ARTglass improves the clarity and vibrancy of the image. From certain viewing angles it appears that the glass is invisible.


Odile Kidd demonstrates a natural intelligence over the wide range of mediums she commands. Her attention to detail and her ability to see into the soul of the subjects she paints gives her work an emotional depth that leaves you feeling as though each piece is as much an homage to the subject's imperfections, as it is to the miracle of it's existence.



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